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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 7/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.20
SKM's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
70% of the 454 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. SKM: 0.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
SKM' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.2  Med: 0.40 Max: N/A
Current: 0.2
Equity to Asset 0.52
SKM's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
65% of the 429 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.41 vs. SKM: 0.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
SKM' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.36  Med: 0.50 Max: 0.61
Current: 0.52
0.36
0.61
Interest Coverage 4.96
SKM's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
67% of the 253 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 13.03 vs. SKM: 4.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
SKM' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 2.17  Med: 6.20 Max: 10.96
Current: 4.96
2.17
10.96
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 2.46
M-Score: -3.05
WACC vs ROIC
2.71%
7.36%
WACC
ROIC
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 10.27
SKM's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 452 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.26 vs. SKM: 10.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
SKM' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 6.92  Med: 13.50 Max: 30.23
Current: 10.27
6.92
30.23
Net-margin (%) 11.46
SKM's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 452 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.47 vs. SKM: 11.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
SKM' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 4.35  Med: 10.46 Max: 19.14
Current: 11.46
4.35
19.14
ROE (%) 14.26
SKM's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 429 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.78 vs. SKM: 14.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
SKM' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 8.88  Med: 15.10 Max: 35.34
Current: 14.26
8.88
35.34
ROA (%) 7.25
SKM's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 459 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.37 vs. SKM: 7.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
SKM' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 4.76  Med: 8.01 Max: 14.44
Current: 7.25
4.76
14.44
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 27.50
SKM's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 456 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.51 vs. SKM: 27.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
SKM' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 19.46  Med: 39.12 Max: 68.4
Current: 27.5
19.46
68.4
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 4.80
SKM's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
55% of the 384 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. SKM: 4.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SKM' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0.6  Med: 9.40 Max: 20.5
Current: 4.8
0.6
20.5
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 5.30
SKM's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 322 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.70 vs. SKM: 5.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SKM' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -9  Med: 7.00 Max: 40
Current: 5.3
-9
40
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 4.60
SKM's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
55% of the 295 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. SKM: 4.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SKM' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -20.9  Med: 7.25 Max: 76.5
Current: 4.6
-20.9
76.5
» SKM's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q3 2014

SKM Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Caxton Associates 84,900 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 205,000 sh (New)
Sarah Ketterer 2,460,383 sh (+7.36%)
Eric Mindich 653,000 sh (unchged)
RS Investment Management Sold Out
Jeff Auxier 11,508 sh (-1.42%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 51,558 sh (-1.55%)
Jeremy Grantham 2,977,253 sh (-2.35%)
David Dreman 190,391 sh (-30.62%)
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Q4 2014

SKM Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Sarah Ketterer 2,763,135 sh (+12.31%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 54,581 sh (+5.86%)
Eric Mindich 653,000 sh (unchged)
Caxton Associates Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Jeff Auxier 11,208 sh (-2.61%)
Jeremy Grantham 2,694,953 sh (-9.48%)
David Dreman 165,067 sh (-13.30%)
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Q1 2015

SKM Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Jim Simons 8,014 sh (New)
John Burbank 6,000 sh (New)
Sarah Ketterer 2,886,854 sh (+4.48%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 55,430 sh (+1.56%)
Eric Mindich Sold Out
Jeff Auxier 10,908 sh (-2.68%)
David Dreman 149,889 sh (-9.20%)
Jeremy Grantham 2,232,953 sh (-17.14%)
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Q2 2015

SKM Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 108,688 sh (+96.08%)
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 8.30
SKM's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
87% of the 298 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.20 vs. SKM: 8.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
SKM' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 5.3  Med: 9.91 Max: 16.59
Current: 8.3
5.3
16.59
Forward P/E 1.46
SKM's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
97% of the 188 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.04 vs. SKM: 1.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 8.30
SKM's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
88% of the 298 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.90 vs. SKM: 8.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
SKM' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 5.14  Med: 9.92 Max: 16.75
Current: 8.3
5.14
16.75
P/B 1.19
SKM's P/B is ranked higher than
77% of the 419 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.37 vs. SKM: 1.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
SKM' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.72  Med: 1.20 Max: 2.62
Current: 1.19
0.72
2.62
P/S 0.95
SKM's P/S is ranked higher than
66% of the 444 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.44 vs. SKM: 0.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
SKM' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.52  Med: 1.03 Max: 1.83
Current: 0.95
0.52
1.83
PFCF 24.48
SKM's PFCF is ranked lower than
60% of the 230 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 18.82 vs. SKM: 24.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
SKM' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 3.13  Med: 17.00 Max: 495.4
Current: 24.48
3.13
495.4
POCF 4.33
SKM's POCF is ranked higher than
80% of the 318 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.14 vs. SKM: 4.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
SKM' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 1.39  Med: 4.49 Max: 22
Current: 4.33
1.39
22
EV-to-EBIT 8.06
SKM's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
82% of the 330 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.87 vs. SKM: 8.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
SKM' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 5.8  Med: 11.30 Max: 36.6
Current: 8.06
5.8
36.6
PEG 1.48
SKM's PEG is ranked higher than
66% of the 137 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.09 vs. SKM: 1.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
SKM' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.44  Med: 1.76 Max: 2.73
Current: 1.48
0.44
2.73
Shiller P/E 10.57
SKM's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
81% of the 208 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 18.82 vs. SKM: 10.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
SKM' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 4.63  Med: 6.73 Max: 14.53
Current: 10.57
4.63
14.53
Current Ratio 0.98
SKM's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
63% of the 442 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. SKM: 0.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
SKM' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.76  Med: 1.02 Max: 1.75
Current: 0.98
0.76
1.75
Quick Ratio 0.93
SKM's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
61% of the 442 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. SKM: 0.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
SKM' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.73  Med: 0.99 Max: 1.74
Current: 0.93
0.73
1.74
Days Inventory 55.50
SKM's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
84% of the 346 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.66 vs. SKM: 55.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
SKM' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 2.25  Med: 28.83 Max: 82.69
Current: 55.5
2.25
82.69
Days Sales Outstanding 48.10
SKM's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
51% of the 378 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 47.77 vs. SKM: 48.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
SKM' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 50.7  Med: 63.47 Max: 107.97
Current: 48.1
50.7
107.97

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 3.99
SKM's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
58% of the 678 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.45 vs. SKM: 3.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
SKM' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 2.07  Med: 3.78 Max: 8.08
Current: 3.99
2.07
8.08
Dividend Payout 0.34
SKM's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
81% of the 351 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.66 vs. SKM: 0.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
SKM' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.1  Med: 0.35 Max: 2.84
Current: 0.34
0.1
2.84
Dividend growth (3y) 0.80
SKM's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked lower than
54% of the 187 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 vs. SKM: 0.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
SKM' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: -9.1  Med: 14.40 Max: 163.3
Current: 0.8
-9.1
163.3
Yield on cost (5-Year) 5.12
SKM's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
63% of the 678 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.33 vs. SKM: 5.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
SKM' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 2.65  Med: 4.85 Max: 10.36
Current: 5.12
2.65
10.36
Share Buyback Rate 0.90
SKM's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
78% of the 310 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: -1.00 vs. SKM: 0.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
SKM' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 5  Med: 0.60 Max: -9.4
Current: 0.9

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 1.70
SKM's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
68% of the 301 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.85 vs. SKM: 1.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
SKM' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.28  Med: 1.80 Max: 13.26
Current: 1.7
1.28
13.26
Price/Projected FCF 0.75
SKM's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
78% of the 193 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.36 vs. SKM: 0.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
SKM' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.45  Med: 1.05 Max: 27.66
Current: 0.75
0.45
27.66
Price/Median PS Value 0.92
SKM's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
66% of the 360 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. SKM: 0.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
SKM' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.26  Med: 1.29 Max: 6.83
Current: 0.92
0.26
6.83
Price/Graham Number 0.79
SKM's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
85% of the 176 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.58 vs. SKM: 0.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
SKM' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.59  Med: 0.94 Max: 7.07
Current: 0.79
0.59
7.07
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 12.40
SKM's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 447 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.70 vs. SKM: 12.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
SKM' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 2.7  Med: 8.90 Max: 17.2
Current: 12.4
2.7
17.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 10.25
SKM's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 238 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.72 vs. SKM: 10.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
SKM' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: 4.6  Med: 6.40 Max: 21
Current: 10.25
4.6
21

Business Description

Industry: Communication Services » Telecom Services
Compare:XKRX:030200, XKRX:032640, XKRX:033630, CHU, VOD » details
Traded in other countries:017670.Korea, SKMD.UK, KMB.Germany,
SK Telecom Co Ltd was incorporated on March 29, 1984. The Company provides wireless telecommunications services and Fixed-line Business. In the Wireless business it provides wireless telecommunications services, characterized by its competitive strengths in handheld devices, affordable pricing, network coverage and an extensive contents library. The Company provides five main solution products: Smart Store, Smart Work, Smart Cloud, Green & Safety and MAd & Payment. The Fixed-line Business is engaged in providing telecommunications, broadcasting and new media services and various other services that are permitted to be carried out by SK Broadband under relevant regulations, as well as business activities that are directly or indirectly related to providing those services. It also includes multimedia services and IPTV services. The Other business provides an increasing number of products involving OK Cashbag points in order to attract new customers and retain existing customers. In the advertising business area, the Company is engaged in advertisement production, promotion services and research and consulting services to substantively help businesses increase their value in a rapidly evolving business environment. The Company's business segments are cellular services, which include cellular voice service, wireless data service and wireless internet services, and fixed-line telecommunication services, which include telephone services, internet services, and leased line services.
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